Off-Grid Solar PV Systems (Including PV/Fuel Generator Hybrids) – Design only

This course is intended for people who are Engineers, Technicians, Solar Company Staff, Utility Staff, Government officials, Donor representatives and others who might be interested in the designing of systems only and do not engage in the installation of the Off-grid PV systems (Including PV/Fuel Generator Hybrids) on a day-to-day basis.

This course covers the theory of designing and installing off-grid solar PV systems. Students will learn

  • How to undertake an energy assessment;
  • The different system configurations from d.c. solar home systems, larger PV systems including inverter and PV/Fuel generators hybrids;
  • The difference between d.c. coupled and a.c. coupled systems
  • About the different system equipment.
  • Sizing of the PV array, batteries, inverter (if installed) and fuel generator (if installed) to meet a specified daily power and energy requirement,
  • Cable sizing and voltage drop and sizing the isolation and protection devices correctly.

There is no practical assessment for Design only students, however, they will attempt the Design Task Assessment which is the major Assessment for the course.

There is no Final Examination in this course. Otherwise, the written and online assessments for Design only and Design and Install courses are the same.

Successful completion of the online component of the course may deem you eligible for Accreditation (Design only) through the Sustainable Energy Industry Association of the Pacific Islands (SEIAPI) (

Course Fee: FJD1495

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